Rise & Fall of a US Muslim Movement – Lets Learn From Mistakes

US Salafi Muslims dawah movement demiseBrother Umar Lee has written a series of articles in his blog about the rise and fall of a vibrant American Dawah movement. Umar was an active participant in it and he tells about it as he saw it in this 10 post series which he has titled, “The rise and fall of the ‘Salafi dawah’ in the US.”

I felt very depressed after reading this series. Some of the things that took place in this movement made me shudder. I can quite well understand if certain things happen in say places like Africa or rural Pakistan but it’s shocking to hear it happened in a small Muslim community in this age in a country like USA!

After reading this have a look at Tariq Nelson’s article – Recovering from the “movement mentality”.

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6 Responses to Rise & Fall of a US Muslim Movement – Lets Learn From Mistakes

  1. Sadettin says:

    “The Qur’an says there is only one Islam. God is one. That’s it. There can be many shari’as. The relation betweeen the shari’a and religion is part of religious discourse. First they equate the shari’a with Islam and then they equate their own interpretations with the shari’a… That is the worst sin you can commit in the name of Islam — and of humanity… The Qur’an cannot be a constitution. It can only be an inspiration”

    Reconstruction of Religious Life in Islam.
    Author: Yasar Nuri Ozturk, ISBN:9756779241

  2. Sedettin,
    I don’t get what exactly what point you are trying to make through this quote. Can you please explain. If you mean Shariah is not part of Islam and Islam is only a individual’s “inspiration” then I do not agree with you.

  3. albanian says:

    The Tale of 2 Iraq Photographs
    the church that is showed in The Tale of 2 Iraq Photographs is in capital city of KOSOVA,Prishtina but not in irak…
    This church was built by serbian pope orthodosx during serbian army in Kosova

  4. Anders Johansen says:

    All muslims are TERRORISTS!!!!!!! http://i34.tinypic.com/2hxlr44.jpg

  5. niss2nice says:

    @ brother Sadettin,
    me too i’m not getting ur point. U’re saying that the quran is just an individual’s inspiration and not a constitution. Then u’re rejecting all the ayats that tell us how to organize life and how to run a society. ” . . . Then do you believe in a part of the Book and reject the rest Then what is the recompense of those who do so among you, except disgrace in the life of this world, and on the Day of Resurrection they shall be consigned to the most grievous torment. And Allah is not unaware of what you do.”(2:85)

  6. mo7md says:

    Islam is the constitution in which everything that is life as the Pope said he must leave the Bible and read the Koran

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